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The fitness and athletic clothing industry has proved to be a giant in the Australian economy over the last few years with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. All the health food and healthy lifestyle trends that have been popping up these last few years have clearly had an impact in the way consumers spend their money as this market grew outstandingly. In 2015 alone, it raked in 2 billion dollars in revenue and annual growth rose by 8.8%.

Another section of this industry that has grown significantly over the last couple of years, has been the online athletic apparel industry. This is mostly due to people getting better with computers and more comfortable with buying sports gear online. According to latest reports, this industry sector has had an annual growth of 22.6% and a revenue of 71 million dollars. The future outcome of this industry is only expected to grow and double in size with the retail store section expected to grow 5.0% per year and sports gear online sales section is expected to grow a big 14.6% per year.

These industries have done wonders in providing jobs, especially the athletic apparel retail industry with jobs rising to 6,792 in 2015, even though there are only 77 businesses accounted for in the athletic apparel retail sector and another 76 businesses accounted for in the online sector. These numbers seem quite small compared to some other industries which gave space for opportunities, so if you are looking to invest in something with a promising future this is the industry to consider.

For skiers, buying thermals socks is just as important as choosing any other piece of the rest of their apparel. Just like ski jackets, pants and boots, ski socks are an integral part of your set-setup, affecting your comfort and performance up on the slopes. Getting them right can make a world of difference between a fun day outdoors and a bad skiing experience resulting in wet and numb/cold feet. Thanks to technological advancements, today ski socks are far more specialized than they were years ago, which means wearing your normal socks is not a good idea. If you’re about to go on a ski clothing shopping spree, here are some tips to help you out decide what kind of socks for skiing you should [&hellip

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Choosing the right style of hiking shoes is a matchmaking process. Buy yourself a good pair of footwear to protect your feet and the trails are your oyster. And although hiking shoes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors, at the end of the day they all do the same thing – provide a platform to keep you hiking along your chosen path comfortably and well protected. But before you tie the knot and splurge on your new adventure ally, there are some factors to consider to make the best buy. Here’s a bit of help on the matter. Application – What Is Your Quest? The terrain, season, weather, as well as how much weight you’ll carry are all factors to consider when [&hellip

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We’re all aware of the fact that public camping showers can be dirty and unsanitary. But imagine camping in the wilderness with no shower facilities available at all. It seems like a nightmare, right? However, in today’s modern-day and age you shouldn’t worry about such thing as there is an ideal solution – pop up shower tents. Unlike public camping showers, personal shower tents are clean and easy to use. Taking into consideration the fact that it is not recommended to bathe in lakes or rivers, as your soap and shampoo can be harmful to the natural aquatic life, a shower tent can be the perfect choice to stay fresh and clean on your adventures. Features of shower tents When it comes to pop up [&hellip

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The Isuzu D-Max is one of the toughest workhorses available on today’s market. It sports a 3.0L turbo diesel engine and it is capable of handling up to 6.5 tonnes of load. However, as is the case with most vehicles, Isuzu has left a ton of room for improvement in the exhaust department for obvious reasons. Not everyone is looking to get more out of their Isuzu D-Max than they already got out the factory, but there are those, like myself, who want to squeeze every little bit of horsepower and torque out. So if you’re anything like me, you’re probably in the market for an aftermarket DMAX exhaust but aren’t completely sold on the idea of getting one. Well, if you’re still contemplating whether [&hellip

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Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast who frequently goes hunting, camping or hiking, or your job involves traveling to remote areas in Australia, a tactical (military) backpack can be one of the most valuable pieces of equipment you can own. It allows you to carry around a lot of items in a safe and well-organized manner. The tough construction of a tactical backpack makes it ideal for use in a variety of rugged environments and weather conditions. And while differentiating between a tactical backpack and a regular one is relatively easy, even for the uninformed buyer, buying the best tactical model requires careful consideration so that you don’t end up with a product that’s smaller and less durable than what you need. That being said, there [&hellip

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Just like other yoga props, bolsters are used to make yoga possible to practice for people from all walks of life – the elderly, individuals with injuries, and the less flexible ones. From helping yogis maintain a proper posture and breathe with ease, to releasing tension, a good yoga bolster is a versatile yoga prop that can be used in a number of ways. Just visit a reliable yoga bolster online shop and you will realize they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Without further ado, here are the most important things to pay attention to when shopping for a bolster

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Considering how Australia has a pleasant climate and is home to some of the world’s most beautiful outdoor scenery, it’s no wonder that Aussies love camping. But we also love the comfort of our homes, right? And the outdoors can often be rough, cold and wet. However, with the right tent you can stay warm and dry, and enjoy everything nature has to offer. The following tips can help you pick an outdoor home that meets all your essential needs

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Every now and then we all need to take a break from the concrete jungle and just lose ourselves in the divinity of nature. If you are planning your next camping adventure and don’t want to embark without knowing that you’ll have the comfort of a spacious awning, you have probably already started the – not quite easy – search for the ideal awnings for your ride. Size, material, coating, price – what matters most? Self-supporting or not? Inflatable or conventional? In today’s blog post, I’ll provide some information and guidelines to help you find the best awnings for 4×4 vehicles. Let’s get to work

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While most of us know the importance of having an exercising routine to count on optimal well-being, it’s not everyone that’s into the gym workouts. Cycling happens to be a great workout that takes you away from enclosed spaces while at the same time it’s the perfect alternative to vehicles. It’s fun, it’s means of transport, and helps you maintain your fitness; what’s not to love? Simply said, cycling can change your life for the better. If this is your ideal workout then all you need is having the right bike to take to the road. Of course, now that the variety of bikes is so huge, it can be a daunting task to find the one that suits you most, especially if you have to [&hellip

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